Follow the deliberations of our judges as they choose the winner of the Heathrow Airplot Competion.
“Groundswell”, submitted by Lukas Barry and Alastair Parvin, is a defendable structure which is a physical articulation of people-power. It will be collectively created by the thousands of individuals who oppose the runway plans, each person contributing a sack of earth to build up the structure. The tunnel network within the structure will be kept a carefully guarded secret.
Lukas and Alistair said: “What really grabbed us about this project was that it was an opportunity to explore a fundamentally different way of making things. Where traditional architecture has always been built by the few to impress upon the many, this would be the opposite: a structure built by the many to impress upon the few. If groundswell goes ahead, we think it will be the world's first truly 'crowd-funded' structure.”
More of their work and writing can be found published at bemakeshift.co.uk